Enter the world of Olivier and Madison Malin, glittering inhabitants of Paris's exclusive Left Bank.
The Malins' life together with their daughter is the stuff of dreams - and carefully-selected celebrity magazines.
Madison is a film star: her beauty, talent and perfect accent hiding her Texan roots, and the fact she's just turned forty.
Her husband, Olivier, is the darling of the sophisticated Left Bank: philosopher and media personality, he craves adoration (and is a little too willing to return it).
Everything seems perfect - if a touch pretentious - until the moment new English nanny, Anna, appears at the doors of their Rue du Bac apartment.
Anna unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will endanger their charmed lives - in ways no-one could have foreseen...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 25/09/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780755325023
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Review by Wuzzlicious
Regretfully, the cover of Kate Muir’s book, Left Bank, was the most memorable bit of the whole reading experience. It wasn’t terrible, but this could have been any other book with its tale of infidelity, love, and celebrity lifestyles. The character development, what little there was, was predictable and there really weren’t any surprises. It’s a decent read, but I’m okay with just looking at the pretty cover.
Review by Cecilturtle
A mix of French, American and British cultures come to a clash in Paris. Muir has a good grasp of the "gauche caviar" and some of the French idiosyncracies. The development of characters, especially of the heroine Madison, is compelling as are their interests. The book ends elegantly on a sweet and sour note. Overall an enjoyable light read.
Review by samsheep
Not much to recommend it - dull story about unpleasant people.